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This one, a few days ago:

KNIPEX Cobra Water Pump Pliers
www.amazon.com/dp/B005EXOKKE/r...ZEDGB3VBJAQFQMQN1P2F

A small (5-inch) pliers with a large span. Larger sizes available too. Nice box-joint design with good mechanical advantage. Large serrations in the middle, fine serrations at its tip. I have it in my kitchen where I’ve found it handy for various tasks, such as opening stubborn screw-on bottle caps.

I already had 5” and 6” KNIPEX Pliers Wrenches. The 5” replaced a 6” crescent wrench and the 6” replaced an 8” crescent wrench.

Great design, construction, and material.



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Great, just be careful about lending them out, b/c you aren't likely to see them again.
 
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I have one too. Incredibly handy little tool!


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I have a couple. Fantastic.
 
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I used a similar one borrowed from a coworker.

His were the Alligator version. Great tools!

I read somewhere that the cobra are preferred since you can simply press the hinge button to change the jaw size. The alligator need to be opened wide to adjust.


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I have those in a few sizes.
Most likely to be used daily hand tools are in my tool cart that I set up on the job.
I also use a work station cart that has a few tools on it at all times as I use them the most and the 5" set and the small Knipex flush cut pliers are the only ones that stay with it permanently.

Must have tool for removing Volvo electrical connectors.
I used to use heater hose pliers for that but getting those was a game changer.
Makes short work on stripped out button head screws or small bolts too.
Either removes it or breaks it off.
 
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I have been eyeballing a pair like this one for auto hose clamps.



Spring Hose Clamp Pliers With retainer | Knipex
https://www.knipex.com/product...v=9472&sku=8551250AF


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Posts: 1182 | Location: Lehigh County,PA-USA | Registered: February 20, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have a couple pairs, great tools!



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I have a pair of the larger ones. Love them. They, plus my Klein made-in-USA needlenose pliers, get a LOT of use at work.


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Knipex makes outstanding tools.
 
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I have a little 5 inch side cutter from them for guitar strings. It is an excellent tool.




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You just cost me 55.00 for a Knipex 7122200. Big Grin



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Just in case you haven't spent enough yet and you work with Ty-raps much, take a look at these.
Ty-raps, cut off with regular sidecutters, leave an incredibly sharp end sticking out just enough to slice you open like a sharp knife. They just do in a more painful manner due to the angle on the end.
These are only for use on softer material like copper wire and plastics or you'll ruin the cutting edge. Once you have a set you'll never go back or feel safe around ty-raps without one.
https://www.amazon.com/KNIPEX-...a-492459959488&psc=1


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Those 5” Knipex Cobra pliers are the handiest tool in my bag. To add to them, take a look at the Knipex Cobra XS. These two make a very handy addition to your tool kit.




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Just like other quality tools, they are addicting.


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Originally posted by 220-9er:
Just in case you haven't spent enough yet and you work with Ty-raps much, take a look at these.
Ty-raps, cut off with regular sidecutters, leave an incredibly sharp end sticking out just enough to slice you open like a sharp knife. They just do in a more painful manner due to the angle on the end.
These are only for use on softer material like copper wire and plastics or you'll ruin the cutting edge. Once you have a set you'll never go back or feel safe around ty-raps without one.
https://www.amazon.com/KNIPEX-...a-492459959488&psc=1


What is it that is good about them? Do they cut the ends off flush so there is nothing sticking out to cut?
 
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Originally posted by 220-9er:
Just in case you haven't spent enough yet and you work with Ty-raps much, take a look at these.
Ty-raps, cut off with regular sidecutters, leave an incredibly sharp end sticking out just enough to slice you open like a sharp knife. They just do in a more painful manner due to the angle on the end.
These are only for use on softer material like copper wire and plastics or you'll ruin the cutting edge. Once you have a set you'll never go back or feel safe around ty-raps without one.
https://www.amazon.com/KNIPEX-...a-492459959488&psc=1


What is it that is good about them? Do they cut the ends off flush so there is nothing sticking out to cut?


Yes.


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I have this set for zip ties.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/KN...0-80-90-US/304094989
No more Daggers of Death.

I've pulled my arms out of places and been cut to shreds from zip tie ends.
People get bitched at in my shop for not cutting them off flush.
 
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Pipe Smoker, I’m missing why there are 2 prices for each size tool. What is different about each one?
 
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I bought this set of Knipex tools for use in the house for 'honey do' jobs and to avoid having to go out to the shop.

Very highly recommended! Plus this is an excellent price: IIRC, I paid well north of $300.



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